Winner of the Newbery Medal, Missing May is the endearing story of Summer, a young orphaned girl who goes to live with her elderly Uncle Ob and Aunt May. When Aunt May dies unexpectedly, Summer and Ob's lives are turned upside down. Ob, especially, has difficulty coming to terms with May's death, and although he claims to feel May's presence, he begins to lose the will to live. The family begins its slow recovery from grief through the influence of a local boy that Summer can barely tolerate, Cletus Underwood. How will Cletus, and his eccentric ways, ultimately change the lives of Ob and summer?